Martyn Williams has found an early 1970s Caterpillar 951 63K ‘traxcavator’, saved it from the scrapman and embarked on a full restoration.
When he was a British Rail apprentice Martyn Williams worked on a number of Caterpillar 951s during the mid-1970s. Decades later he tried to get hold of one, but the machine he found was cut up before he could save it.
Thankfully, he discovered this example in a friend’s collection, where it had stood for 15 years; it was due to be scrapped but Martyn stepped in to rescue it. Currently, the 951 isn’t a runner, but Martyn is making good progress with this former British Rail machine, which will carry a cab when finished.
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